Used to be all you could do was to seek out a brick and mortar store and look and price shop. The one that had the better price according to you got your business.
Now there is another player in the mix. We have the internet and on line shopping. There are now e-commerce sites you can go to and comparison shop. Anything that is sold in a store can be found, to a certain extent, somewhere on line. It is out there on the internet.
Women can catalog shop on line. Men can also shop for the tool they need. They can order it at a good price and have the satisfaction of never having to get in the car and battle the bumper to bumper traffic. You bypass all that when you use the internet.
Back in 1982 the word ‘internet’ was first used. By 1996, 45 million people worldwide were using the internet. And no, Al Gore did not invent it.
It wasn’t until 2000 the bubble burst and two years later 544 million people worldwide were using the internet. 164 million of them were from the US. Two years after that online spending reached #177 billion, a 25% increase from the year before.
There must have been a reason. Could it be the prices were as good or better than what was in stores?
That could be one way to look at it.
If that were so and if there is money to be had by owning your own online outlet why not try it? Your presence on the internet is not just a dream.
You will need a web presence. That will mean a web site. There are many good hosts and web development companies out there who will help you for a price.
Yes, there is some expense involved in the set up. But you are planning to make money at this. The internet is the place you should be.
Or if you are not really ready for the web but would like very much to set up a store, try a Facebook store. In that case you will need to find some affiliate program to push. It will be harder but it can be done.
The affiliate such as Clickbank will do the advertising for you. It is just up to you to decide what product to push in your virtual store.
You can always be part of a network of affiliates and collect part of what is bought. It is up to you.
But always realize that you are seeking to offer a good deal at a fair price.